North Korea Talks Won’t Be What We Think

If a summit leads to a truce, which leads to unification of the island, Korea could become a regional powerhouse that dwarfs Japan and serves China. The United States will have no economic leverage.

Eugene Wants Someone Strong, Accountable, Elected

A strong mayor government combines the power of a city manager with the visibility of an elected mayor. A strong mayor answers directly to the voters, but also must work collaboratively with the city council.

Please Take Us Back, China! Please.

We’ll do anything. We’ll sort everything ourselves. We’ll go back to open receptacles. We’ll wash everything by hand. We’ll flatten our cardboard completely. We’ll cut out the bottoms of our cans and flatten those too. We’ll even

Springfield Reuses Its Spaces Better Than Eugene

Eugene wants to turn a venerable steam plant into a brewpub. Springfield turned an old power station into a historical museum years ago.

Knight’s New Stadium Would Fit Near College Hill

Allowing the University to expand its footprint to 20th and Willamette would itself restore history. The nearest neighborhood is called College Hill for a reason.

Eugene Loves Its Grandstands (But Not Its Grandstanders)

In the face of tragedy, the Eugene Civic Alliance could have folded their lack of a tent. Instead, they steeled —“timbered” — their resolve and raised a wooden boatload of money to rebuild the site from scratch.

Recalling Some of Oregon’s Unluckiest Days

It’s hard to think of events in our own lifetimes as part of our heritage, but when those events are as large and spectacular as these, the shadows of history are cast quickly. After watching the miniseries,

The Bank Shot to Total Information Awareness

Poindexter was convinced that the best way to track any sleeper-cell terrorists in the United States would be to surveil everyone, because an individual’s actions can be best predicted by mapping and interpreting the patterns of their

Putting the Dime on Oregon’s Bottle Recyclers

So where does the dime go after you pay the deposit at the store? It goes to the OBRC, which is effectively privately owned by beverage distributors.

Good Fripperies for Good (Fifth) Friday

Belt loops are helpful for so many other things.